Hey, June! It’s finally the month you (and the kids) have been waiting for–school is (or almost is) out for the summer and the warm weather is in full swing. And if this weekend is any indication—there’ everything from block parties to truck touch festivals—it’s going to be one jam-packed-with-fun 30 days.
A Block Party for the Bambinos
Imagination Bethesda is a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts. Your littles will love the musical performances, dance troupes, live entertainment and hands-on art & crafts. With face painters, costume characters, balloonists, jugglers and more, you’ll be hearing about this one for a while. Sat., 10 am-3 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
Mt. Vernon Square
Go Green at the Green Festival
The 2015 Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work, play, and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. Kiddos will love The Green Kids Zone, with recycled crafts and educational exhibits, and you’ll rock the culinary workshops, yoga classes, organic food court, and beer and wine garden. Fri.-Sun., 10 am. $12/online; $15/at the door. All ages. Event details.
Celebrate Fairfax Festival
The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is Northern Virginia’s largest annual community-wide celebration featuring live entertainment including a variety of music, carnival rides, children’s activities, a community market place, and nightly fireworks. They’re also planning a laser show this year, and you know what that means! Stayin’ up late. Fri.-Sun., 11 am. $15/adults. All ages. Event details.
D.C. Truck Touch Event
Your kiddos can climb aboard the high-tech equipment and vehicles used to provide vital city services across the District, and learn how they serve the community. Yes, they can honk the horns! Sat., 8 am-1 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
Here Comes Trouble’s Family-Friendly Show
Celebrate the release of kindie band Here Comes Trouble’s debut album. During the festivities kids will stomp and chomp along to “Alligator,” move their feet to get themselves unstuck from the sidewalk on “Goo On My Shoe,” and put the pedal to the metal for “Little Red Car.” SPOILER ALERT: The band plans to break out the old bubble machine for their song “Bubbles In My Bath.”! Sat., 4:30 pm. $6-$8. All ages. Event details.
Pick Flowers at Burnside Farms
Sometimes it’s hard to stop and smell the roses when you’re busy chasing a pack of littles around, but at Burnside Farms’ Festival of Spring, you can do just that (only with daffodils, tulips, and irises, instead). With more than five acres of spring flowers to pick, the only thing you need to worry about is sunscreen and checking the field reports before you go (to make sure Mother Nature is cooperating in the bloom department during your visit). Fri.-Sun. All ages. Event details.